"Rishi Sunak is likely to face a series of legal challenges aimed at thwarting his plans to U-turn on net zero policies amid further international condemnation of the proposals."
EU Parliament research recommends non-EU nations tighten crypto regulation - Potential implications around financial stability, lower market a... - https://cointelegraph.com/news/european-union-parliament-non-eu-nations-crypto-regulation #globalcryptocommunity #europeanunion #unitedkingdom #unitedstates #europe #mica
https://www.cyclingeu.com/59707/riding-scooter-target-destination-from-workplace-to-hometown-toronto-night-may-14th-ot/ Riding Scooter: Target Destination @ From Workplace to Hometown Toronto @ Night | May 14th OT #Bicycling #Biking #BikingUK #Cycling #driving #satisfying #travel #travelvlog #UK #UnitedKingdom #Video #Videos #Viral
Keir Starmer says Labour in power wouldn’t ‘want to diverge’ from EU
Party leader says he would not bring in lower environmental and food standards than in Europe or reduce workers’ rights
‘He is making the UK a climate villain’: MEPs denounce Sunak’s net zero retreat
Politicians from across the divide say ‘suicidal’ policy U-turns will harm environment and Britain’s economy
Joe Biden raised Canadian Sikh separatist’s murder with Modi at G20: Media
Rugby head injuries: Hundreds of former players taking legal action
UK to charge five Bulgarian nationals with spying for Russia
"‘We need more investment, not less’: UK voters on Sunak’s net zero rollback"
Resurrect bill to ban ‘selfish’ imports of hunting trophies to UK, Labour urges #AnimalRights #TrophyHunting #UnitedKingdom #UK https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/sep/21/resurrect-bill-to-ban-selfish-imports-of-hunting-trophies-to-uk-labour-urges
The National: Scotland [and Wales] is a 'region in England', according to UK Parliament website
UK FCA gives unregistered crypto firms ‘final warning’ on ads regime compliance - The financial regulator expressed its frustration at the lack of ... - https://cointelegraph.com/news/uk-fca-unregistered-crypto-firms-final-warning-ads-regime-compliance #cryptocurrencies #unitedkingdom #advertisement #ukgovernment #marketing
"Sunak should be wary of backtracking on net zero – what history tells us about flip-flopping on the environment"
"Car industry leaders have condemned Rishi Sunak’s plan to row back on the government’s net zero policies and delay its ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles as “incredibly confusing” and “hugely retrograde”."
"Boris Johnson has waded into the row over Rishi Sunak’s plans to U-turn on some of the government’s net zero commitments, warning his successor that he “cannot afford to falter now” or “lose our ambition” for the country."
Russell Brand never hid his misogyny. So why did so many fail to see it?
Sunak announces U-turn on several UK net zero policies
"Octopus Energy has developed new residential heat pumps, with plans to initially market a 6 kW version, followed by larger models in the near future."
"EY’s latest EV Country Readiness Index has listed the UK as fifth for its EV market, behind China, Norway, the US and Sweden. The Index ranks nations based on the market size for EVs, how the supply chain is and will perform and how regulation is helping or hindering the market."
👉🏾 Britain set to roll back climate pledges, enraging campaigners and auto groups https://www.cnbc.com/2023/09/20/uk-automakers-hit-back-as-reports-say-pm-sunak-will-dilute-green-policies.html
"Britain is considering delaying until 2035 its ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars - five years later than currently planned, the BBC reported on Tuesday."
🏙 City: Birmingham, United Kingdom
🏛️ Attraction: Victoria Square House
❓ What's the most beautiful scenery you've ever seen while sightseeing?
➡ Experience the beauty of Birmingham: https://visitsights.com/sightseeing-tours/United%20Kingdom/Birmingham?mtm_campaign=mastodon
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🔹 the degradation of environment (global warming and various types of pollution) and
🔹 the threats to liberal democracy (inequality and rising authoritarianism)
"The Last Farewell" is a song from 1971 by British #folk singer #RogerWhittaker (music and vocals on original recording) and Ron A . Webster (poem and lyrics). Whittaker hosted a radio programme in The #UnitedKingdom in 1971, backed by an orchestra with arrangements by #ZackLawrence. Whittaker says "one of the ideas I had was to invite listeners to send their poems or lyrics to me and I would make songs out of them. We got a million replies.
"Sewage continued to pour into the River Thames and its tributaries on Monday as Britain’s creaking water infrastructure again failed to cope with heavy rains."
YouTube cuts off Russell Brand’s ad revenue after sexual assault claims
“Loch Tulla Viewpoint”
This is one of the smaller lochs along the West Highland Way and can be found close to Inveroran and Bridge of Orchy. The views around here are amazing.
📅 30 April 2014
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🎞️ ISO 250, ƒ/13, 1/25s
UK police receive sex assault allegation following Russell Brand reports
England pick Brook instead of Roy for Cricket World Cup title defence
"After a 100-year absence, ruthless carnivores are flourishing again on a peat bog near Garstang in Lancashire."
UK comedian Russell Brand accused of rape, sexual assault: Media
Even though I still have assets back home I don’t feel too bad about not being able to vote.
British nurse Lucy Letby to appeal convictions for killing seven babies
@SocraticEthics It's not surprising it took the #UnitedKingdom so long to declare the #Wagner mercenaries a terrorist organization. The #ChainOfCommand that such approvals need to navigate is VERYT long and convoluted in a #monarchy , what with all the Ministers, Viscounts, Earls, Dukes and Duchesses, Kings and Queens and whatnot! 🤷♂️
Bahrain activist Maryam al-Khawaja denied boarding on UK to Manama flight
Princess Diana’s iconic ‘Black Sheep’ sweater sells at auction for $1.1m
"The Environment Agency is failing to regularly audit water companies to check they are telling the truth about pollution and illegal sewage dumping in England, the Guardian can reveal."
UK rejoins Horizon Europe and Copernicus programmes
The United Kingdom and the European Commission (EC) have reached an agreement on the UK's participation in Horizon Europe (EU's...........
#Copernicusprogramme #HorizonEurope #UK #UnitedKingdom
UK Parliament adopts controversial Northern Ireland ‘legacy’ bill
BP chief Bernard Looney steps down over past relationships with colleagues
Whilst roamin' in the gloamin', I was really lucky to be in the right place (at the right time) to capture these vibrant reflections after sundown in the Caledonian Canal at Corpach, near Fort William in the Western Scottish Highlands.
This chart is really interesting. It only has data until 2019, but separates CO2 emissions by sector.
74% of the emissions reduction in the UK came from the Electricity and Heat sector. 11% came from Manufacturing and Construction, 4.5% from Buildings and 2.5% from Transport.
So overall, the drop in emissions between 2008 and 2021 in UK can be mainly attributed to a greatly reduced use of coal in electricity generation.
"A leading climate crisis author has staged a walkout at Edinburgh international book festival in protest at its sponsor’s links to fossil fuel companies."
"The Conservative Party received a £2 million donation in March from a petrochemicals executive whose business interests include a Russian textiles plant, DeSmog can reveal."
"Mayors from cities around the globe have urged Sadiq Khan to stay strong in the face of harsh criticism of his clean air policies."
Seton-Karr, W. S. (1893). The Marquess Cornwallis. United Kingdom: Clarendon Press. https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/_/rO21AAAAIAAJ #History #Histodon #Histodons #UK #UnitedKingdom #GreatBritain #Britain #British #India #Book #Books #Bookstodon #Ebook #Ebooks @bookstodon @histodon @histodons (19)
Hume, D., Smith, A., Strahan, W. (1777). The Life of David Hume, Esq. Ireland: V. Strahan and T. Cadell. https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/The_Life_of_David_Hume_Esq/i0gJAAAAQAAJ #History #Histodon #Histodons #Philosophy #Biography #Autobiography #Philosopher #Philosophers #Scotland #UK #UnitedKingdom #GreatBritain #C18th #18thCentury #Book #Books #Bookstodon #Ebook #Ebooks @philosophy @histodon @histodons @bookstodon (13)
"Oil and gas supermajors including Shell and BP are using UK influencers to push false solutions to the climate crisis and manufacture a more family friendly image, DeSmog can reveal."
"Voters have little faith in either Labour or Tories to tackle climate change, polls shows"
Never a phone when you want one…
I guess if you're in London, you probably won't have much trouble finding a public phone. A group of them stood here, wherever it is. Empty and alone.
Meanwhile, traffic passes in the background, casting eerie light trails through the photo.
"A white-tailed eagle chick has been born in England for the first time in more than 240 years, with conservationists “utterly elated” by the new arrival."
👋 #introduction, because I didn't really do one first time around. I'm on a #selfhosted instance so... feel free to #SayHi, or boost to introduce me to your friends (it's lonely on a server by yourself!).
:bisexual_flag: :polyamory_flag: #Queer #polyamourous #geek. Too late to be a renaissance man and not smart enough to be a polymath, I have to content myself with being a jack-of-all trades. #Blogger for ~25 years (https://danq.me), casual #fediverse user since 2018. #IndieWeb fan since forever.
🇪🇺 :socialiststar: European in exile living in West #Oxfordshire, #UnitedKingdom, with my partner @fleeblewidget, her husband @misterjta, our two children, and a derpy #dog. Politically #environmentalist #socialist.
:automattic: :threerings: Work for #Automattic since 2019: I love that I get paid to help contribute #softwareDevelopment to some of my favourite #OpenSource tools! Founded and #volunteer with a #NonProfit called #ThreeRings, producing software to help streamline charities.
:hehim: He/him pronouns.
UK signs 'biggest trade deal' since Brexit
"By removing the plastic steak trays, Sainsbury’s will save 10 million pieces of plastic each year, a positive change in the world of packaging. The plastic replacement, carboard trays, are to be fully recyclable requiring only a rinse before being thrown into kerbside recycling bins."
The #SNP and #ScottishGreens announced their position on drug decriminalisation, advocating for a healthcare and science based approach to policy. Considering #Scotland’s infamous drug problem, with drug deaths and other similar metrics being markedly worse than in other countries, drug policy such as this has the capacity to change the lives of millions.
Over on the dystopian hell site, however, my feed is full of angry and confused drug decriminalisation campaigners: buoyed by the Scottish Government’s strong position, and dismayed by the so-called Labour Party balking at the prospect with Rachel Reeves and Anas Sarwar having both rejected the proposal in public statements.
Why is this so surprising to you? Of course they reject drug decriminalisation: they aren’t listening to young people, to those who’ve recovered from addiction, or to communities that administer care. They’re listening to angry daily mail readers, and the editors of the national rags. That’s it.
For the love of all that is holy, can we stop staring into the eye of Sauron - expecting some form of humanity to stare back.
The Labour Party is finished, ideologically speaking. They committed political suicide when they ousted all of their leftwing activists and now they are sleepwalking into power with nothing compelling to offer.
Starmer, Reeves, and by extension all of the Scottish Labour stooges have sold themselves down the river for the prospect of a sniff of power. This robs them of ability to make meaningful change, unless it fits a very narrow set of criteria, which is exactly where the papers want Labour to be. The tories don’t behave like this, only liberals do.
This cycle of inaction is killing our society. We need independence from the British empire and we need it now.
@cstross Scotland's biggest issue has been a lack of voice within the UK. Now it maybe better off being a part of EU, outside the UK #History #UnitedKingdom https://traffic.libsyn.com/yinhistory/EP36-United_Kingdom.mp3
Portree is the largest town on the Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.
Built around the harbour are a famous range of brightly painted buildings featured in a few movies, like the romantic comedy Made of…
📅 1 May 2014
📸 Canon EOS 5D Mark II + EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
🎞️ ISO 200, ƒ/16, 1/60s